Doctors in Israel have removed a bladder stone from a woman that is believed to be the largest in history. Upon removal of the stone from the woman, it was measured to be 5.1 inches in diameter and weighed in at 2.2 lbs which absolutely shatters the previous record of 0.6 lb with a diameter of 2.75 inches held by a man in Yemen from 1998.

The woman reportedly felt the pains of the stone as far back as three years ago but refused treatment at the time allowing the stone to grow inside of her body until she finally went in for surgery this year to remove the stone. “When I saw the stone, I was stunned. I could not believe such a thing was inside my body. I am happy everything ended well and that the pain is gone,” Said the woman, Moneera Khalil, via a hospital statement.

Bladder stones are normally caused by dehydration but usually don’t grow to beyond more than two inches in size and are usually passed normally. Bladder stones occur from dehydration which makes dissolved minerals in the body to collect in the kidneys, ureters or bladder and form masses. The masses then cause pain in the abdominal by blocking the urinal paths. To give you some context, the size of the stone removed from the woman was the size of a grapefruit.

Grapefruit-sized stone removed from woman (Reuters)

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